A Peterborough man is facing fraud charges after an incident at a bank on Friday afternoon.
According to the Peterborough Police Service, around 2:30 p.m., officers were called to a downtown bank because two people were reportedly trying to cash a fraudulent cheque. Police determined that the cheque had been taken without consent.
Max Murphy, 23, was arrested and charged with fraud under $5,000; possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000; and failing to comply with an undertaking to notify police within 24 hours of a change in address.
Police also say that on Jan. 6, Murphy cashed a cheque at an ATM. Police allege the cheque was part of a cheque book that had been reported stolen in December, police said.
He was additionally charged with fraud under $5,000; possession of property obtained by crime under $5,000; and failing to comply with an undertaking.
Murphy was released on an undertaking and is scheduled to appear in court in Peterborough on Feb. 3.